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Title:
COUPLING MECHANISM FOR CONNECTING A TOOLHOLDER ASSEMBLY AND A MACHINE TOOL
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2011/046675
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A coupling mechanism (12) for connecting a toolholder assembly (10) and a machine tool. The coupling mechanism (12) includes a first component (16) configured for removably securing the toolholder assembly (10) to the machine tool, wherein the first component (16) includes an axial forward end (18) defining a bore (20) that extends axially to an axial rearward end (22) of the first component (16) to form an inner surface (21) of the first component (16), the first component (16) having a plurality of apertures (24) disposed circumferentially thereabout that extend from an outer surface (26) of the first component (16) to the inner surface (21) of the first component (16). The coupling mechanism (12) further includes a second component (30) integrally formed with the first component (16) and configured for interacting with the machine tool to position the toolholder assembly (10) relative to the machine tool, wherein the second component (30) defines a positioning groove (34) on an outer surface (26) thereof.

Inventors:
RELLICK, Curtis, Peter (559 Marguerite Road, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 15650, US)
Application Number:
US2010/046594
Publication Date:
April 21, 2011
Filing Date:
August 25, 2010
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
KENNAMETAL INC. (1600 Technology Way, P.O. Box 231Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 15650-0231, US)
RELLICK, Curtis, Peter (559 Marguerite Road, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 15650, US)
International Classes:
B23B29/04; B23B29/00; B23B29/12; B23C5/00; B23C5/20; B23C5/26; F16B21/00
Foreign References:
US6619897B22003-09-16
US20040197155A12004-10-07
JPH10138012A1998-05-26
JP2000158211A2000-06-13
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MEENAN, Larry, R. et al. (Kennametal Inc, 1600 Technology WayP.O. Box 23, Latrobe PA, 15650-0231, US)
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